Change and movement are universal themes. It is a cycle: birth, life, death…change, adapt, grow. Every change is a “death” of what we used to know, a chance for us to adapt and grow into our new situation or die. Change is the way of Nature.
The "Ca. Transplant" series of screen-prints are my response to the mental and physical shift of moving from Oakland, California to Sherwood, Oregon: of leaving an urban environment and settling into a suburban environment.
Going back to Cali is a commissioned triptych based on the CA Transplant series.
Blue skies, birds singing, heart singing because of Spring. ‘Going back to Cali’ looks to the changing Seasons, especially to the coming of Spring where the buzz and flutter of new growth and birth are seen in the bright blue sky and stylized features of the hummingbirds and flowers, each at the peak of their glory. Each piece in this series, encourages the viewer to slow down and enjoy the abundance of beauty and wonder in the world surrounding us in every season. Take time to pay attention to the smallest of details each work has to offer.